[aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking
kf4lvz at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 7 13:58:20 CDT 2013
On 8/7/2013 10:00, aprssig-request at tapr.org wrote:
> From: Robert Bruninga
> To: aprssig at tapr.org, aprs at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking
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> An all new APRS capability was suggested by Daniel KB3MUN for tracking
> some runners at APRS events.
> Set your position to your checkpoint. Then each time you want to report a
> particular runner number, just change the MYCALL of the radio to the runner
> number. Just 3 key strokes, MENU, APRS,MYCALL and then bump up or down the
> runner number. Done
Interesting idea but you won't catch me doing it and that's because
you're forgetting that the radio stores data in flash memory which has a
finite lifetime. I prefer not to wear out the flash memory in my radio
prematurely and end up with a nice repair bill or worse a radio that I
can never edit a setting again because the parts aren't available anymore.
Same thing goes for any other frequent editing of parameters. It all
gets stored in flash which wears out.
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